Former Burundi Minister of East African Community Affairs Hafsa Mossi has been shot dead by unknown gunmen.
She was attacked by gunmen in Mutanga Nord neighbourhood this morning, according to reports.
Her assassination comes at a time talks on Burundi crisis are ongoing in Arusha, the capital of Tanzania.
Burundi media reports that unknown persons shot Hafsa in Mutanga Nord and severely injured her.
Mossi succumbs to injuries in the military hospital where she was rushed.
Mossi who has a degree in journalism was the Minister for East African Community Affairs in the Government of Burundi from 2009 – 2011 (2 years).
She also served as the Minister of Communication, Information, Relations with Parliament and Spokesperson of the Government of Burundi from 2005 – 2007 (2 years).
Government confirmed her assassination near her home.
Mossi is the legislator who last year visited Burundian refugees in Rwanda and cried.